Our Priority

With the current situation we are all living through, the health and safety of our clients, contractors, and employees is our utmost priority.

Current Status

As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020 we have unfortunately postponed work on all jobsites and believe for the time being this is the most responsible thing to do at least until April 6, 2020. For the moment we will only be available for emergencies. Like everyone else, we are monitoring the situation and will make adjustments as needed on a regular basis. 

Emergencies, and Preparation for Returning

Currently, construction services have not been ordered to close in Ontario, but a number of our main suppliers and trades have reduced hours, modified their work, or shut down. We continue to monitor their availability and speak with them regularly regarding their COVID-19 notices.

In the meantime, if you require assistance with matters that are an emergency, please contact us by phone at 416-803-3324, or send an email to info@ashton.ca

We have been reviewing all our projects to determine what specific work may possibly continue in the near future, as well as procedures that most likely will be in place once we return to jobsites. Some of the policy/recommendations below are directives from the World Health Organization, which we obtained from www.canada.ca

In the meantime, we will prepare and keep projects up to date as much as possible for our return to site work. This work will include material selection and ordering, design, documentation, accounting and changes, and upcoming schedules. We will also assess what site work could possibly be started soon under the circumstances. 

Jobsites

  1. Work areas within the home will be sectioned off where possible. Trades will not enter into non-work areas, including bathrooms. 
  2. We ask that homeowners remain out of work areas at all times.
  3. COVID-19 procedures will be posted on the front door of jobsites.
  4. Windows and doors will remain open weather permitting at all times.

Deliveries

  1. Deliveries by 3rd party suppliers will be to curb/front door only.  Materials will only be brought into jobsites by trade working on site.
  2. Pick ups from Home Depot, Lowes, and other suppliers will be ordered in advance by email. Trades will not enter stores, and have building materials placed into vehicles outside storefronts ONLY.

Project Site Visits

  1. Project site vists will be done remotely using Facetime with trade contractors.

Trades

  1. Trades will not be permitted to work if they are feeling unwell
  2. They must a) wash hands with soap and water before entering, b) wear gloves/masks at all times (if available), c) take breaks and lunch outside of jobsites on front porch/vehicle, d) not use bathroom facilities, or water from inside the home, and use outside water sources ONLY, and e) work individually whenever possible
  3. Trades are not permitted to share tools
  4. Daily cleaning of jobsite of lockbox, front door handles and site tools i.e. vacuum handles, ladders, etc.

Clients

  1. Please communicate with trades and project managers on site via Facetime, or outside the home using physical distancing.
  2. Review and update material selections. This will ensure that materials may be ordered in advance and prevent future delays if shortages occur once work begins again.